anonymous asked:

Anders makes numerous anti-slave comments during DA:II and in awakening talks about not even really caring about mage rights, it's not that ooc

I’m assuming you meant to say pro slavery comments in da2?
Also i haven’t played awakening that recently but I do not remember him making any pro slavery comments, he was just more aequitatian than libertarian in terms of the circle because he thought there was no way mages could be free. Also the approval bump that I’m sure prompted this message is Completely ooc because if you take anders to the bone pit he comments on slave spirits still wanting freedom (I don’t remember the exact phrasing but you get the idea) why does this fandom honestly think anders and fenris’s dislike for each other means they’re willing to throw all their morals out the window if the other is hurt? They might be assholes but they’re not That kind of asshole. Anders Doesn’t approve of slavery and neither does Justice, like Justice objected to anders having a Cat because it could be slavery and the writers want me to believe justice would just let hawke send a former slave back to his former master? I don’t believe it for a second.
And on awakening anders not caring about Mage rights; he was powerless to do anything about the mages in the tower so he focused on the one thing he could do, get himself the fuck out of there. Spending time with Justice (and the warden depending on how you play them) definitely influenced anders opinions and also, opinions can change? Like anders not being super rebel apostate in awakening doesn’t invalidate that becoming a huge part of his life in da2?


Skintones for POC companions in Dragon Age

Whitewashing is a huge problem in every fandom, and DA is no exception. All of the characters above are whitewashed and have their skin lightened on a daily basis. 

There is no excuse when someone whitewashes a character. Take your appropriate swatches if you must, and make sure you are staying true to the characters actual skin tone. Use these colours if you’d like - they were more meant to prove a point. You are certainly welcome to use them as a base.

Stop whitewashing POC. Stop lightening skin, stop slimming down features, and stop blaming whitewashing on lighting. You know better than that. You can do better than that.

Do not take swatches from the lightest part of the face - all the light colours shown here are meant for highlighting purposes. They are the highlights of the face, to be used to display light bouncing off the surface of one’s skin.

Every image of the characters except Josephine was taken from the dragon age wiki site and was only altered to fit and blend with the pictures. All other graphics are mine.